October 21, 2008

WWT Achieves Advanced Data Center Networking Infrastructure and Advanced Data Center Storage Networking Specializations From Cisco(R)

World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a market-leading systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions, today announced that the company has earned both the Advanced Data Center Networking Infrastructure Specialization and Advanced Data Center Storage Networking Specialization from Cisco Systems. Advanced Specializations in these areas highlight WWT's technical expertise and continuing commitment to delivering the most sophisticated Cisco data center solutions available.

"WWT is proud to be recognized by Cisco for our expertise and ability to design, deploy and support distributed centrally managed data center solutions, including both infrastructure and applications for our clients," said Tony Berg, data center business development manager for WWT. "As one of only a handful of companies in the world to hold numerous Cisco certifications, adding these specializations emphasizes our dedication to continuous training and ability to offer the most advanced data center technologies and superior professional services to our clients."

Cisco's Advanced Data Center Networking Infrastructure (DCNI) Specialization highlights WWT's data center networking capabilities requiring advanced product knowledge and the ability to deploy solutions over multiple sites and geographies, as well as WWT's understanding of complex data center routing and switching, fiber channel, 10GB Ethernet and Cisco's new unified network Nexus product line. Cisco's Advanced Data Center Storage Networking (DCSN) Specialization recognizes WWT's ability to deploy and support highly scalable, reliable and available multiprotocol solutions that can either be centrally located or distributed by using traditional IP Networks. Both specializations serve to set WWT apart from competitors in the company's ability to deliver advanced data center networking solutions using IP as the transport technology that spans the distance from a customer's premises to their network core.

WWT is one of the largest Cisco Gold-Certified Channel Partners with over $1 Billion in Cisco sales and ranks as the largest supplier of Cisco networking and communications solutions to the U.S. government. The company has more than 100 Cisco-certified engineers and over 500 Cisco certifications in advanced Cisco technologies, including Master Unified Communications Specialization and Master Security Specialization, Rich Media Communications, Advanced Wireless LAN, Advanced Storage and more.

About WWT

World Wide Technology, Inc. is a systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to the commercial, government and telecom sectors. The company brings to market a powerful blend of knowledge, infrastructure and technology to help its customers manage the planning, procurement and deployment of IT products and solutions. Based in St. Louis, WWT works closely with industry leaders including Boeing (NYSE: BA); Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: JAVA); Dell (NASDAQ: DELL); Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); HP (NYSE: HPQ); AT&T Inc., formerly SBC Communications Inc. (NYSE: ATT); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs over 1,000 people and operates more than 1.7 million square-feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in 20 facilities throughout the world. For more information on World Wide Technology, visit www.wwt.com.